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BLURRED LANDSCAPE IMAGES - INSPIRED BY DAVID BURDENY

BLURRED LANDSCAPE IMAGES - INSPIRED BY DAVID BURDENY

Years ago, before I was even seriously interested photography, I came across David Burdeny's Drift series of images and they really caught my imagination.  Back then I didn't even realise they were photographs, I wasn't sure what they were to be honest, I just loved the simplicity and colour.  There was a clarity and minimalism about them that really appealed to me.

I came across them again years later when I was learning more and more about photography and was fascinated by long exposures of water, another of David Burdeny's specialities.  This time I looked at them with a photographers eye and realised that they were blurred images, and an attempt to capture the essence of a the landscape in as minimal way as possible...just the colour and light with the removal of form.

BANGKOK

BANGKOK

We've just returned from our trip to Burma.  What an amazing place it is!
I've never been to a place which not only  lived up to expectations, but consistently exceeded them.  A beautiful country with a wonderful people, we had so many fantastic experiences there and the trip left us feeling richer and sad to have to leave.

There will be plenty more blog posts to come as I sort through the images and try to combine them into coherent photo essays that communicate the essence of each place we visited, but first up is Bangkok.  If you're flying into Burma from Europe, Bangkok is by far the easiest connecting point, and we decided to spend a night here getting over jet lag from the long flight east before making the small hop to Yangon.